Saturday, March 25, 2017
The strikes were against targets affiliated with Hezbollah, possibly on a weapons shipment to the Shi’ite terrorist group, which is based in Lebanon but is fighting in Syria.
Russia, which backs Syria’s embattled president, Bashar Assad, summoned its envoy, Gary Koren, on Friday less than 24 hours after the Israeli military action on Thursday night.
Discussions during the meeting included the two-state-solution, Israeli settlements and the Trump administration.
The United States called on the United Nations to withdraw a report that accused Israel of committing apartheid against the Palestinians.
Liberman called on the ruling government coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “clarify very clearly, there is no intention to impose Israeli sovereignty.”
The survey released Wednesday found that 44 percent of Palestinians back the two-state solution, a decline from 51 percent who supported this approach in a similar survey from June.
The rocket fired late Wednesday night is the at least fifth in the last month and the second this week, including several claimed by an ISIS-backed group operating in the Sinai Peninsula.
The drone was struck Thursday over the Mediterranean Sea, according to reports. Pieces fell into the sea off the coast of Gaza.
The heads of Egypt and Jordan said a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be based on having two states.
After a mortar shell exploded on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, the Israeli Air Force struck a Syrian military missile launcher near Quneitra.

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